Christmas was a busy time here at ASPH with a range of festive events for everyone to get involved with. Our 'Decorate a Door' competition broke records, not only in the number of entrants received but in the quality, innovation, and creativity on display throughout the Trust. Holly Ward and the Patient Pathway Team were joint winners with their Three Kings and 18 Steps to Christmas themes with the Endoscopy Team coming in third place with their Christmas tree door complete with patient comments. This year we also decided to award a special accolade for creating a fabulous environment for patients in hospital at this time of year. The award was given to Paediatric Wards Ash and Oak for providing a very special experience for the children and families taking them from the 'Wardrobe' door to the wonderful world of Narnia.
Volunteers Christmas Lunch
We also had a fabulous volunteers Christmas Lunch at Aspects restaurant to celebrate and thank the fantastic volunteers who work across the Trust. Our chairman, Andy Field said, "Thank you all so much for your invaluable support to our hospitals and our patients."
A Christmas Visit
On Christmas Eve we were visited by the High Sheriff of Surrey, Jim Glover and the Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr Dolsie Clarke and Consort, Dr. Brian Perry who were complimentary and appreciative to the teams and the work they do particularly over the festive period. Another highlight of the visit was to the Abbey Birthing Wing - a fabulous facility for families, mums-to-be and new-borns. The High Sheriff was delighted to learn that these facilities were for the benefit of NHS patients.